Dec 31, 2011

January Monthly Pack

My Minds Eye - Fun Day
For the first Monthly Pack this year we are running with a Kraft pack from MME.  A heavier cardstock with a rustic addition of black and a touch of cream makes for an interesting combination. I can't wait to see what everyone will come up with using this pack.
Here we have some lovely bits to compliment this rustic pack, including your standard mix of black and white cardstock, 4 doublesided kraft patterned papers, black chip thickers, a vintage journal card, black lace trim, gold/black doubleface satin ribbon, a black crocheted flower and a sheet of dictionary paper.
In the Booster you can expect 2 doublesided kraft patterned papers, a sheet of cream cardstock, paper roses and a mixture of bling to add to the mix.

Now, if you weren't quite sure what to do with it then check out what the first two of our Creative Team girls have been up to.
Memories by Sally Clark (CT)
Sally has shown us how versatile we can make a pack, by using a Black & White wedding photo.  Simple yet elegant.
Here Sally has used paper piercing to make decorative flourishes in the corners.  The paper rose has been lightly inked with Distress Inks to fit in with the theme.
The flowers have been made using a scallop punch, layering each one.  Adding a curl to the ends and a bit of Distress Ink adds a bit of age.  The paper rose has been layered onto the scallop punch out, and again onto the crocheted flower.
A close looks shows the photo being layered onto the dictionary paper and mounted up.  The lace trim is nicely embellished with just a touch of elegance by adding the bling.  The double face satin ribbon blends in nicely above the trim, and being so versatile with the option to flip it over as Sally has done to drop below the flower.

Who would have thought you'd use a wedding photo with these papers - well done Sally.
 Smile by Deb Pulford (CT)
Deb has used a Broken China Distress Ink to grunge up her distressed edges a bit more.  A layer of embossed strips using the Clockworks folder, with a smearing of the Distress Ink, has lifted and blends in with the blue in Samuel's top.  A scallop circle punch was used to make the dictionary paper flower behind the crocheted black flower, which was then inked with the Broken China and scrunched up a bit to add dimension.  A nice little zig zag brings in a bit of bling, and the doublesided ribbon blends in nicely with the papers.
This is a closer look at the effect you can get by using your distress inks to touch up your distressed edges, and also by smearing across an embossed paper, such as the Clockworks.  Well done Deb.

I hope you enjoy this Pack, and look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.


Dec 30, 2011

Creative Team Announcement

Hi Everyone, we hope that the coming year brings much peace and happiness to all.  May you and yours find contentment in life's creativity in 2012.

To see the new year in at Scrapville, we are very fortunate to be able to introduce the latest additions to our Creative Team for the first 6 months of this year.  As we welcome our new Team, we must however thank the girls who will be stepping down.  A huge thank you to Heather, Sam, Michelle and Sarah for all your beautiful inspiration and creativity.  I have no doubt you have guided many to venture forth and create as you have done.  Your time on the Team has been very much appreciated, and we thank you and look forward to seeing more of your work on the Blog.

We would also like to thank all those that applied for the position, and congratulate those that have been successful in being selected in this instance.  We are excited to introduce a Team of talented ladies, with masses of experience between them, to inspire and awaken your creativity for the next six months.

Without further ado I would like to introduce the New Creative Team:
Firstly, staying on-board is well known Scrapville identity Sally Clark.  With many years of experience, Sally is a veritable data bank of knowledge in the stamping and technique area.  We are extremely pleased to have her stay on-board for another term.  Once again you can expect to see Sally testing your patience at the Blind Crop, and testing your techniques at the Copic Club.
Now, next we would like to Welcome the new Creative Team Members to the Scrapville Team, along with a sample layout from each.  Over the next week I will be sharing a bit more about each of the girls, when we post a little Scrapville questionnaire from each one.  Today though, I am very pleased to introduce and  welcome our talented new Members:
Claire Apostoloff
 Some Advice for Myself by Claire Apostoloff (CT)
 Things I love to Do by Anita Bownds (CT)
The Devil wears Pink by Deb Pulford (CT)
I hope you will join me in wishing the girls well on their term with the Scrapville Team.  Please feel free to leave them a comment............. we love comments!


Dec 28, 2011

CT Sketch Layout

Hi Everyone, here we are sharing another Sketch layout, this time from Sally.  Her Sketch layout is from our Dec/Jan Challenge.  
Cruising in Style by Sally Clark (CT)
Half your luck Dylan, cruising the States in a limo is pretty awesome.  I really do love these colours together, and also the use of the circles, eyelets, buttons, bling and layering. 
Sally's title has been made using blocked and mounted squares with sticker alphas, outlined in a darker colour for more effect. 
Here we get a better look at how Sally has layered the bottom border, adding eyelets and scattered sticky bling, pearls and brads.
Sally has used lots of colour for her take on the sketch, and yet the middle section of white space looks so effective as well.  The use of different shapes and layering really grabs the eye.  Well done Sally.


Dec 25, 2011

Christmas 2011

Hi Everyone,
just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  I hope you have an enjoyable break, catch up with family and friends, and remain happy, healthy and safe throughout the holiday break.

Scrapville thanks you for your support over the past two years, and looks forward to sharing more with you in the year to come.
And if you manage to get time..... Happy Scrapping!!!


Dec 23, 2011

December Sketches

Hi everyone, thought you might like to see what the first Sketch Challenges look like. Circles are the way to go with this one, and you still have plenty of time to get yours in.

That Girl by Jennie Seal
Gull by 'Zan Boyle
That's the beauty of a sketch, 2 very different layouts based on the same design.  Great to see the different interpretations.  Thanks for sharing girls, and don't forget to have yours in by the 14th!


Dec 16, 2011


Hi Everyone, I would like to thank all those who entered the Sketch Challenge for the Nov/Dec Sketches.  We had some very interesting entries, which is great to know that everyone is thinking outside the square.  I am glad you are being challenged and creating such wonderful work.

I would like to announce the winner of our November/December Sketch Layout with her beautiful layout titled "Smile".  Congratulations go to Beth Metcalf, well done.  You can collect your Scrapville Prize Pack from the Wodonga store, or contact Janet for details.
Smile by Beth Metcalf
Thanks again to everyone that entered the Challenge, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the December/January one!


Oops... more Sketches

Well who's well and truly in the Silly Season mode?  Yep, I forgot some Sketches to add into the last post.... so sorry Deb!  Please see below for Pre-Pumpkin Sketch Layout and Card.
Coming Up Roses by Debi Clark
Debi has used lots of shabby appeal with her take on the sketch.  Lots of layering and clusters, the red just jumps out at you, yet such an ideal quote for the photo used - very inspiring.
You Inspire Me card by Debi Clark
Again, Debi has used her use of colour and layers to tie in the elements of this card.

Thanks for sharing Debi.


Dec 15, 2011

Challenges for Nov/Dec

Hi Everyone, just sharing the last of the Sketch Challenges.  This one did beat the pumpkin, but alas Blogger has been a bit naughty of late...
Love to Scrapbook by Jennie Seal
Jennie has really brightened up this layout with colour and texture, separating the handmade  flowers and embossed paper from the glittered flowers, whilst tying in the floral theme with her love of Scrapbooking.

Next up is a layout that Heather did for the 4th ScrapBurst - Embossed Paper.  
Our Little Super Star by Heather Bensley (CT)
Definitely did not beat the pumpkin, but we are sharing just the same.  Heather has used a bit of sewing on her layout to outline the borders, and a nice row of buttons helps to add a bit of texture and dimension. 
The embossing is lightly sanded and inked for a bit more definition.  These colours work so well together, and go with Noah's little top just nicely!

December/January 2012 Sketches

Hi Everyone, welcome to the new Sketches for the end of 2011.  This one is due in by midnight on 14th January 2012.  I hope you all find time to have a play once the seasonal festivities are over.  Our samples will be up shortly.
December / January Layout Sketch
 December / January Card Sketch
Don't forget everyone, pumpkin time on January 14th!!


Dec 5, 2011

Show and Tell

Hello Everyone, today I have some more layouts to share with you all.  These ones are a mix of some challenges and "show and tell". So, if you haven't already created your Sketch Challenges you'd best get cracking....., as Pumpkin Time is nearing, midnight on the 14th is when we need those Sketch Challenges in!
November Sketch Challenges
Me by Roseanne Cook
 This layout is part of a calendar Roseanne is making, so I was pleased to see her scrapping herself!  Something some of us struggle with a bit.  The stamping & embossing was made more interesting by using bleach to fade out the colour, and the flowers and butterflies were stamped, fussycut and embossed, as well as a punchy or two! Title compliments of Janet!
A little close up of the bleaching on the stamped images.  How cute is the embossing on the butterfly?
Smile by Beth M
Yes I know.... one looks pink and one looks purple.  Once again technology has failed me, and I it!  Go figure..  What I can tell you, is that this looks awesome IRL.  A good dose of Glimmer Mist onto ghost alphas for a mask, a tedious workout with the fussy cutting and a good amount of layering - perfect!
And if you really want to know what colour this glitter cardstock actually is say hello when you stop in at Scrapville to check it out..............
Oliver Sykes Drop Dead by Beth M
This layout was created using our recent Jenni Bowland Monthly Pack, and when Beth recently completed it and thought she would Show & Tell it, it was swiftly confiscated!  I love seeing what the girls do with their packs, even if they didn't get it in in time to enter the Challenges. More fussy cutting and layering, some lace, bling and an effective use of the black chip shape.  

And for those a tad curious, I find Google and excellent means of researching interesting titles - not that I didn't know who he is.............. well maybe. 

Well done Girls, thanks for sharing.


Dec 2, 2011

November Monthly Pack Winner

Time to announce the winners of the Little Black Dress Pack from BasicGrey.  Another great pack for older style layouts, and a great reason to scrap the black and whites!  Whilst heritage is certainly well suited, you will find this pack can lend itself to many styles of scrapping.  As we can see from this layout, putting together a heritage style layout using the pack contents has worked very well.  The hand made material flowers look great, and the cut out flowers, inked and covered with Dimensional Magic, have also come up a treat.

I'm sure your intrigue has worn off by now, so without further delay, our winner is... 
Remember by Jennie Seal
Congratulations Jennie, and thank you to everyone that played along with our November Challenge.


ScrapBurst Winners & Monthly Pack Winners

Hi everyone, well it's been another great month of ScrapBursts at Scrapville.  We have seen an inspiring mix of challenges in each separate ScrapBurst, all with their own take on the direction of their interpretations.  We can only pick one winner from each ScrapBurst, but would like to thank everyone who played along.
So, without further ado the winners are:
Congratulations girls, you will all receive your Prize Packs shortly (unless they are collected from the store).  Thanks again for playing along, and I look forward to seeing what everyone will come up with in the 2012 ScrapBursts!!


Dec 1, 2011

Just in Pumpkin Time Challenges

Yep, Pumpkin Time for our Monthly Challenges has now passed, and these last layouts just scraped in.  Today we are sharing with you the Challenges for the Monthly Pack using BasicGrey's Little Black Dress pack, and the ScrapBursts.  Thank you to everyone who entered our monthly challenges, and I hope you had fun playing!
November Monthly Pack
Wodonga Cup 2008 by Di Corbitt

All About Noah by Heather Bensley (CT)
SB #1 Metals

'Twas the Night before Christmas
by Heather Bensley (CT)
SB #2 Sewing

Lily by Heather Bensley (CT)
SB #3 Numbers

I hope everyone has enjoyed this round of ScrapBursts, and thank you to everyone who played along.
Stay tuned for the Winners Announcement shortly.....